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3 Types of Data Analytics: Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive

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by Angela Guess Jeff Bertolucci of Information Week has written a new article about what distinguishes the three types of Big Data analytics: descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive. He writes, “The majority of raw data, particularly big data, doesn’t offer a lot of value in its unprocessed state. Of course, by applying the right set of tools,…

A Big Data Lesson from Calvin and Hobbes

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by Angela Guess Jim Louderback of AdAge recently wrote, “Fans of comic strips still fondly remember ‘Calvin and Hobbes,’ the story of a peripatetic 6-year-old and his stuffed (but oh-so-real) tiger. One of my favorite strips shows Calvin digging in his backyard, pulling up ‘a few dirty rocks, a weird root and some disgusting grubs.’ His…

Big Data Doesn’t Have to Be Creepy

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by Angela Guess Paddy Nixon and Ros Harvey of Life Hacker recently wrote, “Big Data has a reputation for being creepy; the domain of ‘Big Business’ and ‘Big Government’. At best it’s the driver of relentless advertising, uniquely targeted and eerily reminiscent of our most recent internet searches. At worst it heralds the Orwellian prophecy: Big…

Big Data May Require Some Thinning Down

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by Angela Guess Quentin Hardy of the New York Times recently asked, “What’s next for Big Data? Maybe a little thinning down of the industry and a little more focus. In fact, it may be underway. Google Trends shows searches of the term ‘Big Data’ peaked in October, ending a nearly ceaseless climb that began three years earlier.…

How Good is Your Data?

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by Angela Guess Susan Majcher of Information Management recently wrote, “How good is this data? Have you asked yourself this question? When you are consuming data for analysis, reporting, operations and decision-making in general it’s a natural question. And, at a time when most organizations are striving to treat data as an asset, lack of confidence…

4 Considerations for Establishing Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Chris Grossman of Data Informed recently wrote, “Electronic data and records are indispensable assets in any organization. Increasingly, these electronic records represent a company’s accumulated intellectual property. Records management personnel are steadily recognizing, however, that the mere backup of their electronic information does not constitute a good archiving tool. The organization and storage…

More Tech Professionals Turning to Self-Employment

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by Angela Guess Joe McKendrick of ZDnet reports, “Patrick Thibodeau just put together a report in ComputerWorld that points to the growing reliance of organizations on freelance, independent IT professionals to get things done. For starters, he notes that 18% of all IT workers these days are self-employed, according to data from Emergent Research. The number of independent…

IBM Can Process Your Encrypted Data Without Decrypting It

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by Angela Guess Maria Deutscher of Silicon Angle reports, “In a world of tight budgets, CIOs seeking to tap into data from multiple sources have to meet performance objectives and keep risks in check, all while keeping apace with a fast changing technological landscape. The cloud presents a cost-effective alternative to traditional on premise Hadoop clusters,…